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Tamiya 1/350 Fletcher class destroyer build
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 02:31 AM UTC
You might also want to check your sources for the correct pattern of the non-slip walkways on Kidd. They were a different pattern on the later Fletchers than were on the early ones.

I believe the interior of all the gun tubs had a raised non-slip surface as well.
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC

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You might also want to check your sources for the correct pattern of the non-slip walkways on Kidd. They were a different pattern on the later Fletchers than were on the early ones.

I believe the interior of all the gun tubs had a raised non-slip surface as well.

your right. I was just working on that.
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 04:41 AM UTC
Threw some paint on the hull and I think it looks pretty nice!

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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Threw some paint on the hull and I think it looks pretty nice!



Great start. Very clean lines!
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 10:33 AM UTC

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Threw some paint on the hull and I think it looks pretty nice!



Great start. Very clean lines!



Agree,

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 10:35 AM UTC
What blue did you use - brand and exact color. That looks really good, and I have never yet found a blue that I have used that suits my taste. The exceptions are whatever you used here and what Simon used on Ranger. From the photos they appear spot on.

I think my problem is that I stay away from enamels.

Also while I am thinking about it going by your call sign you are a tank builder. I have the same problem with a desert yellow for my Afrika Korps models. They all seem too bright. Tamiya's new color Desert Yellow 2 looks good to me, but I detest Tamiya paint
Panzer_Modeler
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC

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What blue did you use - brand and exact color. That looks really good, and I have never yet found a blue that I have used that suits my taste. The exceptions are whatever you used here and what Simon used on Ranger. From the photos they appear spot on.

I think my problem is that I stay away from enamels.

Also while I am thinking about it going by your call sign you are a tank builder. I have the same problem with a desert yellow for my Afrika Korps models. They all seem too bright. Tamiya's new color Desert Yellow 2 looks good to me, but I detest Tamiya paint

Yes I am a armor modeler mostly. The blue I mixed myself using about 40% dark blue, 40% light grey and 20% black ( From what I remember that is about that ratio), but it might not be 100% accurate but it looks close enough th pics and reference guides. As for desert yellow really I play it by eye for whatever I work on,as some vehicles were prone to more sun bleaching different coats of paint ext.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 07:19 AM UTC
Todays mail call! Model monkey parts and model master dual bofors.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM UTC
Cut of Tamiyas orly tubs and an replacing them with the MM forward bofor tubs.
Panzer_Modeler
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:53 AM UTC
Finished cutting out the 3D printed parts, really stressful because there really thin and brittle. I managed to cut them all without breaking any thankfully.



This one even has a interior!
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 03:00 PM UTC
3D printed square bridge and Bofor tubs on, the fit on all of them was okay but the seam was pretty bad on the tubs and a lot of filler was needed around the back of the bridge... of well primer on more sanding tomorrow.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 07:50 AM UTC
Mail call! Todays haul Two 1/35 M113, one resin M2 and the best part The Toms Model Works fletcher PE set! ( in the background you can see my 1/35 king tiger full interior.)

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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 02:40 PM UTC
Doing some PE on the gun directors. Im using the Toms Model works set for this, and im fairly happy with it. Like I wish the railing and ladders were separate parts and the instructions were clearer but overall its pretty good.



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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 05:37 PM UTC
Looks great! I really like the vertical antenna - it just adds that extra touch.

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 01:08 AM UTC
Ezra,

Very nice PE work on the director.

Tom's PE I find to be to thin and sometimes to hard to work with. I hate it when the piece get distorted while cutting the attachment point or it bends under its own weight when picking it up. They do offer a lot of detail options but if I can find an offering from another vendor I will go with them.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC

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Looks great! I really like the vertical antenna - it just adds that extra touch.

Tim

Thanks Tim!
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 02:56 AM UTC

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Ezra,

Very nice PE work on the director.

Tom's PE I find to be to thin and sometimes to hard to work with. I hate it when the piece get distorted while cutting the attachment point or it bends under its own weight when picking it up. They do offer a lot of detail options but if I can find an offering from another vendor I will go with them.

Mark

I know what you mean about the PE I had some Bend when picking some up, but I found that some is pretty thick, like the base of the director so I dont know.
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 03:28 AM UTC

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Ezra,

Very nice PE work on the director.

Tom's PE I find to be to thin and sometimes to hard to work with. I hate it when the piece get distorted while cutting the attachment point or it bends under its own weight when picking it up. [ ]



I have had this same issue with White Ensign PE. I think its why I prefer the Eduard sets. May not have quite as much detail but I find the PE to be much more robust and with my fat ol' fingers I need that robustness.
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 05:08 AM UTC
Mail call! Not much of a haul, but not nothing something! Its the Hobby Boss 1/350 U-Boat! Im making both Greyhound and this sub side by side, as the sub from the movie.
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:59 PM UTC
I found a pic of the subs conning tower!
Panzer_Modeler
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 05:12 AM UTC
Heres a mockup of the ships. The conning tower is loose on the sub and nothing is glued to the ship.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 06:20 AM UTC
Looking really good.

Always fancied having a go at this kit. Always liked the Fletcher class.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC
Cool Ezra!

I hope you are planning to replicate that outrageous artwork on the connning tower!

Panzer_Modeler
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC
Originally I was just doing greyhound, but once i saw that pic I thought "I need to do that!" So Yes!